Coreopsis Mercury Rising

 
Red Coreopsis Mercury Rising, Coreopsis rosea, Tickseed

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Create a long-lasting, bold statement with this Coreopsis. Mercury Rising’s velvety-red blooms are 3” across and long-lasting, blooming from late spring into the fall. PPAF (Coreopsis)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 15-18" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 16COR
Coreopsis Mercury Rising is part of the Full Moon series, meaning the huge, 3” velvety-red blooms will last from late spring into the fall. Stunning!

North American Native Wildflowers: Our beautiful wild Coreopsis species, and how they've been improved. The Coreopsis group is one of the great gifts of North America to the plant world. Almost all the species of Coreopsis that the world now knows and loves are North American native wildflowers. The following ones are particularly famous, and all these are native over most of the eastern states.

Plains Coreopsis, C. tinctoria, also called Calliopsis, is a much-loved wild annual and is a mainstay of wildflower meadow seed mixtures. (See seed in our Wildflower Encyclopedia)
Lanceleaf Coreopsis, C. lanceolata is the famous perennial golden daisy that decorates fields over almost the whole east. (See seed in our Wildlfower Encyclopedia)
The Rosy Coreopsis, C. rosea is another wild perennial which is finer-leaved than Lanceleaf, and has been hybridized into some of the best new colors and forms.
Thread Leaf Coreopsis, C. verticillata is a small delicate-appearing perennial wildflower with fine leaves and stems. This one has been made into many popular garden hybrids, most famous being Moonbeam, a huge hit when it hit the gardening market.
Tickseed Coreopsis C. grandiflora is a common southern native and has golden flowers 1 to 2 1/2 across.

Since these wonderful plants are North American natives, their hybrids are right at home in your perennial gardens.

SKU 16COR
Common Name Tickseed
Botanical Name Coreopsis rosea
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsCoreopsis Mercury Rising
 
3.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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    (2)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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2.0

Died twice

By 

from Arlington VA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

    I don't know why they died. First batch died, and replacement batch died. I have no idea why.
    won't order it again, even though I really liked it.

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    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Coreopsis Mercury Rising

    By 

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Not hardy

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

    Gorgeous when in bloom. Just didn't over winter

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    • Personal
     
    1.0

    DID NOT SURVIVE ZONE 6 WINTER

    By 

    from BLOWING ROCK, NC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

      I LOVED THESE PLANTS - THEY BLOOMED WELL LAST YEAR AND WERE VERY STRIKING. BUT THEY DID NOT SURVIVE THE WINTER IN ZONE 6.

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      • Personal
       
      3.0

      beatiful

      By 

      from Winston Salem,NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

        I really wish this had returned - I love the plant and color

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Poor performer

        By 

        from Friday Harbor, WA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Part Sun Not
        • Pest Like A Lot

        Best Uses

        • Full sun
        • None

        Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

        Pest loved

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A "must have" for any "natural" garden

        By 

        from Bethlehem, PA

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        Pros

        • Butterflies love it
        • Colorful
        • Delightful
        • Fast grower
        • Great Mounding Shape

        Cons

        • None come to mind

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

          Great plant that needs very little tending, only watering to get it established. Then, stand back and watch it "blossom" into a delicate looking mound of beautiful red/maroon flowers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Spectacular blooms

          By 

          from Takoma Park, MD

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            Cons

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                Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                Spectacular blooms. Grow well in mediocre soil.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Bloomer

                By 

                from Fort Worth, TX

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Hardy
                • Low Maintenance
                • Showy Blooms

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                    I planted this near a tree in a flower bed, it did amazingly well. 6-7 large blooms with in two months of planting it. I am pleased with my purchase. Will buy again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful plant

                    By 

                    from Denver

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Full Sun Plant
                    • Good Growth And Bloom
                    • Good price
                    • Lasts Thru The Summer

                    Cons

                    • NA

                    Best Uses

                    • Full sun
                    • Great color

                    Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                    good packaging, delivery and price

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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